Owens, is a singer, songwriter and recording artist hailing from St. Louis, Missouri. Growing up in the church, his love for singing grew rapidly. Musical influences include Aretha Franklin, Maze and Frankie Beverly as well as Kanye West, Bruno Mars and others. In 2016, Pershard won the Konvict Kartel Showcase, an event hosted by the label of founder of Pop Icon Lady Gaga, Akon. Lauded by the judges, one of which was legendary Rico Wade of Dungeon Family, famous for acts like TLC and Outlast. That win gave him the push he needed to pursue his dream independently.